Green Spotted Algae Eaters - Page 2 - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-09-2004, 08:01 PM
Wannabe Guru
aquaverde's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Mid-Hudson Valley, New York
Posts: 1,410
Originally Posted by Kris
what do they eat once the greenspot is gone?
Oh, spirulina mostly.
(algae wafers)
Occasional blanched zucchini slices is good. I do this for all my algae eaters, even though they have yet to run out of "natural supplies". Sometimes what they are eating is not so visible. The new tender stuff is always first on most algae eater's list, and it can get cleaned off before it's very noticeable. I've heard others say they had algae (including BBA) show up after they got rid of their SAEs. Sometimes you just don't know how much algae control they provide.

aquaverde is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-04-2004, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 60

I just wanted to post an updated on this. I added two rubbernose plecos to my aquarium to deal with the green spotted algae. They worked like a charm! Those guys are doing a great job even on the plants! Thanks 2la for the recommendation! Also, they made a great addition to my tank. They look really cool. Except one seems a little territorial. The other, smaller one gets chased away each time they cross paths.

Yves514 is offline  
post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-04-2004, 04:57 PM
Wannabe Guru
aquaverde's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Mid-Hudson Valley, New York
Posts: 1,410
If they're living in a 46g, there's plenty of room for them both. I've noticed them chase each other a little in a smaller tank, but it was never serious.

aquaverde is offline  
post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-04-2004, 05:02 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
corigan's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 683
I still have my little rubbernose that I bought from petsmart. I didn't notice it when I got it since it was so small, but it's missing an eye. I wanted to call it "Patch Adams" but my girlfriend insisted on "The One Eyed Bandit". The Bandit does a great job at eating algae and the tank has never looked better. The little guy is growing pretty rapidly too, and has no problems using it's one eye to navigate to the algae. Tough little fish. I'm definately glad I got one.


Member #6 of the Eheim Pimp Club - 2 Eheim 2213 & 2215 w/ surface extractor, LiquidDoser and Auto Feeder.
corigan is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Green thread algae TheSmJ Algae 6 09-28-2004 05:22 AM
help with blue green algae! rayhwong Algae 6 09-10-2004 07:03 PM
My algae problems depthC Algae 1 03-07-2004 07:07 PM
Green Hair Algae Management newplantguy Algae 0 06-23-2003 09:11 PM
Green spot algae. m.lemay General Planted Tank Discussion 4 09-05-2002 12:44 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome